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Thousands celebrate UConn win; 20 arrested

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Students at UCONN celebrate after the mens basketball team advance to the NCAA final, April 5, 2014 Students at UCONN celebrate after the mens basketball team advance to the NCAA final, April 5, 2014
STORRS, Conn. -

Officials say that thousands of students celebrating UConn's win to advance to the NCAA men's basketball championship game were mostly well behaved, but at least 20 were arrested.

UConn says that more than 8,000 students watched from Gampel Pavilion as the team upset overall No. 1 seed Florida, 63-53, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Students celebrated the win inside and outside of the arena on campus.

Chief of Police Barbara O'Connor says that "the vast majority of our students have been both respectful and responsible." There were 20 arrests reported as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

UConn will play Kentucky for the national title Monday night.

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